How does damage of DNA lead to cancer.

Asked by somyap | 19th May, 2010, 11:50: AM

Expert Answer:

DNA damage is very frequent and appears to be a fundamental problem for life. DNA damage is also the underlying cause of mutations leading to cancer. In dividing cells, DNA damages, if not repaired, cause errors during DNA synthesis leading to mutations that can give rise to cancer. Thus individuals with an inherited impairment in DNA repair capability are often at increased risk of cancer.

Answered by  | 19th May, 2010, 05:36: PM

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